The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.
Below is one of the contest entries.
August 9, 1945 August 9, 9:45 Tick, tock, tickety tock. Heat rising People laughing Gold sun tickles bright green Sparkly-eyed children beam August 9, 10:34 Tick, tock, tickety tock Red and pink and white kimonos coming your way Giggling, prancing, shining smiles mark each bright face ‘Twill be a great day. August 9, 11:01 Tick, tock, tickety tock. August 9, 11:02 Boom.
— S. Sideris
All Poems Submitted to the Contest